Inspite of the benfits of running, the impact that it has on your joints and muscles is real. I came across some yoga poses that are recommended for runners. I quite enjoyed doing them.
Running tends to shorten the muscles in your legs, particularly your quads and hips. This pose helps lengthen those muscles and open your hip area.
- Stand comfortably with your hands by your sides. Lift your left foot behind you and take hold of your inner ankle with your left hand while extending your right arm forward.
- Keeping your gaze out over your fingertips, exhale and lean your torso forward, gently lifting your left foot up and back while pressing it into your palm to open the leg. Focus on stretching and opening through the pose for four or five breaths. Repeat with the opposite leg.